Valero began delivery of hand sanitizer produced at its ethanol plants to its Benicia Refinery, where it will be distributed to local organizations on the front lines to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Valero started bulk production of hand sanitizer at its Hartley, Iowa, ethanol plant recently to help address supply shortages that health care organizations and first responders face as they combat the pandemic. This has grown to five of Valero’s ethanol plants now producing hand sanitizer.
“We are proud to distribute this first delivery of hand sanitizer from one of our own ethanol plants, knowing it came from the innovation and compassion of our fellow employees,” said Don Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Benicia Refinery. “Valero is doing its part to help those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.”
Valero hand sanitizer is going to the following organizations:
- Benicia Police Department
- Benicia Fire Department
- Carquinez Village
- Solano Family First Responders
- Benicia Family Resource Center
- Dixon Family Resource Center
- Fairfield Family Resource Center
- Rio Vista Family Resource Center
- Vacaville Family Resource Center
- Vallejo Family Resource Center
Valero quickly responded to COVID-19, announcing an initial $1.8 million commitment that grew to approximately $2.5 million around the United States in funds and fuel cards, and approximately $275,000 at international locations, from a combination of company and philanthropic foundation support.